On Monday, Reuters arranged for UK Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to be interviewed live by the social web.
We’ve been edging towards this with previous social media segments in Reuters-hosted NewsMaker events like those with Conservative leader David Cameron and World Bank President Bob Zoellick who have taken questions from Twitter and the like after making public policy speeches.
I had an unnerving experience at an event last week. Matt Buck, who had been asking me probing questions during a presentation at the News Innovation un-conference in London, caught up with me afterwards, said he was a cartoonist and showed me a quickfire caricature he’d done of me (right).
I should say that I have tried and failed several times to teach myself how to do caricature. I have nothing but admiration for those who can capture the essence of someone in a few lines.